Dynamics GP ExpertsDynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier track record than almost any other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform made for the Windows OS. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP platforms for SMBs, with about 50,000 active installations globally. Many businesses who have depended on Dynamics GP for years have been able to defer upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running legacy software and outmoded IT infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a common complaint we hear from new customers is that they have trouble locating experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to update their Dynamics GP ecosystem efficiently and get the maximum benefit from the software.

The more an organization tries to limp along with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process becomes. If physical host servers or disk systems break down, there could be no suitable devices on the market to use as substitutes. When releases of Microsoft Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. The latest editions of SQL Server may not be compatible with your special GP customizations. Innovative tools such as Power BI may not be an option. Organizations considering an upgrade of their Dynamics GP deployment are often overwhelmed by the volume of components there are to the project. And the cost suggested for an upgrade may be through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Available from Progent
Progent has supported Dynamics GP and Great Plains for over 20 years, and Progent's tested professionals have delivered advanced and affordable online consulting for Windows-powered environments to organizations in every state in the U.S. By combining in-depth familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to make sure your Buffalo, New York business optimize the benefit of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the IT situation and the areas for improvement we make our recommendations. Proposed services can include a migration to a newer and supported version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, basic user training, full system and specific module configuration including 3rd-party products from a broad array of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, integration with other key business software within your company, custom report writing, and system evaluations to determine whether GP is being used optimally. Our goal with each Microsoft Dynamics GP engagement of whatever size is to optimize business value and control expense.

Progent can assist your Buffalo, New York business in every phase of your Dynamics GP migration or enhancement initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Take a look at what modules and features of Microsoft Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss additional capabilities available on the product that may be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Scheduling
    Develop a comprehensive upgrade plan and timetable that avoids business disruption. Schedule solution validation, production upgrade, and training. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Predict and resolve integration problems.

  • Testing
    Plan and implement a pilot system for proving the upgrade process.

  • System Upgrades
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect automation, and Microsoft Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support from Microsoft and to make all the latest features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Configure services from the Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prepare data and run scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Management Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and external use. Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining data from multiple on-premises and external repositories.

  • Training
    Provide one-on-one or classroom style training for existing and first-time users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single point of contact for expertise to ensure consistent and cost-effective handling of problems made possible by close understanding of your specific situation.
Other Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of seasoned consultants who have been creating working Microsoft Dynamics GP and Great Plains environments since version 1. Progent can do the jobs you require directly instead of supervising less knowledgeable consultants or internal staff. Important areas where Progent's consultants can deliver Microsoft Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of modules included with the core GP system but are not currently being used. In addition, recommend third-party products designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics GP to provide capabilities that GP doesn't offer.

  • Integrations
    Build special connections between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other strategic applications to avoid duplicate data entry and increase accuracy.

  • Customizations
    Create major and simple customizations that run with Dynamics GP to perform various business functions not handled by out-of-the-box GP modules or external modules.
Infrastructure Consulting Services
Progent can help your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Microsoft Dynamics GP for any architecture including on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Needs analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network architecture design and implementation (local, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up security gateways and VPN connections and creating security policies
  • Integrating iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets
  • Creating high-availability architectures
  • Integration with public cloud services including Office 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
A modern Dynamics GP ecosystem incorporates multiple software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products integrated into a cohesive enterprise resource planning solution. For over 20 years, Progent has delivered online and onsite help from Microsoft-certified experts including Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server developers, Exchange configuration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server development experts. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent can help with cloud options by offering Office 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development services.

Progent also has extensive experience delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network consultants, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration consultants, and VMware virtualization specialists. This background with core technologies saves time and expense when helping organizations through each phase of upgrading their older Dynamics GP deployment. Progent also offers the support of advanced cybersecurity and compliance experts, disaster recovery and business continuity planning consultants, application programmers, hybrid cloud integration experts, and database administrators who can assist you to plan, deploy, and manage a modern Microsoft Dynamics GP environment.

Progent's Support Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions
To find out more about Progent's online and onsite consulting services in Buffalo, New York for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP product family, refer to:

Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet describing the consulting expertise offered by Progent for MS Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP software, select Download Datasheet: Expertise for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Platform (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Upgrade Support
If your Buffalo, NY business is looking for a Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains integration expert or application developer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.